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  • Clamp ArmCreativity
  • Weld FixtureDesign 101
  • Clamppressureadjustment
  • Use a hexhead bolt…
  • A jam nut
  • Plate withthreaded hole
  • Plate welded toclamp arm
  • During TestWeld --Rotate boltto adjustpressure onproductionpart
  • Lanyardremovableparts offixture, sothey stay withthe fixture.
  • You can useone clampfor holdingtwo parts
  • This way usestwo differentthreadedfasteners…
  • This oneuses asockethead capscrew rightover a jigfoot forclamping
  • Sometimesa pivotpoint isdesigned inhere
  • Use RAPidBlock™,RB00(Altered) toholdlocatingpins.
  • RAPidBlock™,RB00
  • RAPidShims™
  • Weldingcauses heatthat deformsproductionparts.Do not usecompressionspring devisesunless youhave to.
  • Twoproductionparts …held with oneclamp armUsing REIDcompressingspringplungerassemblies
  • Sometimes to clear the weld gun…
  • You have to clamp around a corner.
  • Clamp Finger
  • Weld Plate Perpendicular to Clamp Arm
  • Shoulder screw allows for pivot
  • Set screw & nut for pressure adjustment
  • Welded plate extends to prevent finger flop when clamp opens
  • Finger presses production part onto rest pad.
  • More Pointers…. Use RAPid Shims™ under your rest pads
  • …to adjust location of production part during testing of the fixture.
  • These RAPid Plates™ are also shimmed.
  • RAPid Blocks™RB06…
  • When shopassembles, dowelRB06’s in place,but do not tightendown thefasteners.
  • When plate is inplace…
  • Tighten thesefasteners first….
  • Tighten thesefasteners last.
  • When precision isneeded…
  • Design inadjustability… RAPid Block ™ RB03
  • Design inadjustability… RAPid Shims ™
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